Ateliers 2019

During the Festival, the Ateliers offer retrospectives and Masterclasses with talented directors.


Visions du Réel is delighted to welcome Tariq Teguia (Algeria), as well as the filmmaking duo of Martina Parenti and Massimo D’Anolfi (Italy), in the framework of its next Ateliers. A retrospective followed by a Masterclass will highlight their respective works. Between poetry and politics, these filmmakers underline the dynamisme of the Festival that will celebrate 50 years of freedom and openness, 50 years of film.

Martina Parenti and Massimo D’Anolfi

Martina Parenti and Massimo D’Anolfi: architects of reality

Martina Parenti and Massimo D’Anolfi are more than a cutting-edge team of filmmakers with a crystal-clear vision about the world. They singlehandedly reshaped the notion of documentary while spearheading the new wave of Italian cinema of the Noughties. Parenti and D’Anolfi, also a couple in real life, boast an impressive body of work. Their films have been presented all over the world in festivals such as Mostra Venice and Locarno Festival. Their approach to storytelling and editing has been highlighted in films as diverse as The Castle and Dark Matter. Deeply poetical but also rigorously political in their work philosophy, Parenti and D’Anolfi created films that have been praised critically worldwide. Their work questions our relationship to space and society, refusing though to hand out easy answers. Having established a regular workflow, Parenti and D’Anolfi directed six feature-length documentaries in ten years and a short film, with each new work pushing their ambitions towards uncharted territories. Visions du Réel presents the first ever complete atelier-retrospective of Martina Parenti’s and Massimo D’Anolfi’s work. A truly unique opportunity to discover the beauty and mysteries of films that have redefined the notion of documentary filmmaking.

Masterclass Martina Parenti and Massimo D’Anolfi at Visions du Réel: Wednesday 10 April 2019
Tickets online from 11 March 2019

 2018 Blu, 20’
 2016 Spira Mirabilis, 121’
 2015 The Never Ending Factory of the Duomo, 74’
 2013 Dark Matter, 80’
 2011 The Castle, 90’
 2009 Grandi speranze, 77’
 2007 I Promessi Sposi, 73’

Tariq Teguia

The mapping fictions of Tariq Teguia: A political cinema of sensations

Born in Algiers in 1966, Tariq Teguia studied philosophy and photography before dedicating himself to filmmaking. Between 1992 and 2002, he directed four short films evoking the isolation of Algerian youth trapped in a territory beset by an underground war without a front line. Drawing attention at the Berlinale with La Clôture (2003), Tariq Teguia began directing, outside the traditional film industry circuit, a trilogy of “mapping” fictions: the first roams, like his characters haunted by the desire to flee to the North, a suburb of Algiers under construction (Rome plutôt que vous, 2006, Orrizonti Festival, Mostra Venice), whereas Inland (2008, also shown at the Venice Film Festival), re-anchors Algeria to its continent and looks to the South, the heart of the country, and Révolution Zendj (2013, Grand Prix at the Entrevues Belfort Festival), whose filming began just before “the Arab Spring”, puts it back into a wider space, the Mediterranean world, stirred up by new struggles for emancipation. Considered as one of the most important Algerian filmmakers of his generation, Tariq Teguia captures societies under construction in powerful films, in which he attempts to merge “form and substance, ideas and sensations”.
In collaboration with HEAD – Genève.
The Masterclass will be presented by Bertrand Bacqué (Professor for film history and aesthetics, HEAD) and Emmanuel Chicon (Visions du Réel Selection Committee).

Masterclass Tariq Teguia at Visions du Réel: Thursday 11 April 2019
Tickets online from 11 March 2019

• 2015 Où en êtes-vous, Tariq Teguia ?, 19’
• 2013 Zanj Revolution, 134’
• 2013 Le Cinéma, demain, 1’
• 2008 Inland, 138’
• 2006 Roma Rather Than You, 111’
• 2003 The Fence, 25’
• 1998 Rebar, 7’